What Are The Best Phone Plans For Foldable Screens?

Best Phone Plans For Foldable Screens

Foldable phones may increase your data needs

In 2019, phones will never be the same again, and mobile technology has already entered into the revolution with foldable screens.

Last month, Samsung demonstrated its leadership by announcing the new Galaxy Fold. It’s the first foldable phone by Samsung, expected to be launched in April 2019. Expect a huge range of advanced features:

  • A high-end processor;
  • 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage;
  • A triple-lens 16MP+12MP+12MP rear camera;
  • A 4,380mAh battery and more.

Samsung Galaxy Fold – Samsung’s first foldable phone

Samsung Galaxy Fold to be launched in April 2019. Source

Gadget buffs had just gotten their emotions under control when Huawei, a few days after Samsung’s announcement, showed up with Mate X. This 5G-compatible phones will come packed with premium and advanced features, such as:

  • Multiple lens cameras;
  • A 4,500mAh battery;
  • The Kirin 980 processor with the new Balong 5000 5G modem, and more.

Similarly, expect to see more foldable mobile phones such as the TCL DragonHinge, Energizer Power Max 8100S, Xiaomi Foldable Phone, etc. Most of these devices are 5-G compatible and boast tablet-sized screens when unfolded.  However, these devices with foldable screens are also more likely to operate like tablet, thereby using far more data than a phone.

That’s why your existing or standard phone plans may not work on these devices efficiently.  You may need to choose a new one to cater to your device’s data needs.

Best phone plans for foldable screens

1. Telstra phone plans for foldable phones

Telstra’s phone plans come with outstanding coverage, and most plans include data-free streaming of Apple Music. These plans also include free Wi-Fi at over one million areas with Telstra Air. In addition to sufficient data allowance, you also get free subscription access to sports streaming apps.

Some of the best phone plans from Telstra are:

  • Telstra $69 Mobile BYO Plan: You’ll get –
    • 60GB Data
    • 12-month contract
    • Online Offer – Includes 30GB bonus data + $20/month credit when you take up a new service
  • Telstra $40 Pre-Paid Max: You’ll get –
    • 35GB Data
    • Prepaid (35 Days)
    • Includes 15GB Data Bank bonus on your first five $40 recharges by selected dates

2. Optus phone plans for foldable phones

Optus phone plans will not only accommodate your data needs, but they also provide unlimited talk and text, entertainment inclusions such as data-free music streaming on selected mobile apps, and subscriptions to Optus Sport and the National Geographic app.

Some of the best phone plans from Optus for foldable phones are:

  • Optus $45 My Promo Plus 12M SIM: You’ll get –
    • 50GB Data
    • 12-month contract
  • Optus $55 My Promo Plus 12M SIM: You’ll get –
    • 80GB Data
    • Unlimited standard national talk & text within Australia
    • 12-month contract
  • Optus $45 My Promo Plus 12M SIM: You’ll get –
    • 50GB Data
    • Unlimited standard national talk & text within Australia
    • 12-month contract
  • Optus Prepaid Epic Data – $40 Recharge: You’ll get-
    • 45GB Data
    • Prepaid (28 Days)

3. Vodafone phone plans for foldable phones

Vodafone also offers great phone plans that may cater to the data needs of foldable phones. Some of the best phone plans from Vodafone for foldable phones are:

  • Vodafone $60 Red Plus Plan: You’ll get-
    • 100GB Data
    • Unlimited standard national talk & text within Australia
    • No Contract
  • Vodafone $80 Red Plus Plan: You’ll get-
    • 150GB Data
    • Unlimited standard national talk & text within Australia
    • No Contract

Final words: Challenges of foldable phones

While many prestigious smartphone makers are poised to launch their very first foldable phone this year, they just might get snubbed. Smartphone users are very used to the idea of mobile devices being durable enough, that it seems very odd to envision a handset which folds and is flexible and expect it to be durable.

Nevertheless, the buzz surrounding foldable screens are trending. Regardless of which smartphone maker gets its first advanced device on the market, this is shaping up to be the biggest trend and discussion point for the smartphone industry in 2019. Currently, Samsung and Huawei are in a direct rivalry for foldable mobile screens.

 

Neil Aitken

Having worked in 3 countries for 4 telcos on both voice and data products, Neil is in a position to give you the inside track. Get beyond the marketing messages to the best plan for you.